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    25 November 2020
    TUCP appeals for govt subsidy for laid-off workers
    THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Tuesday asked the government to increase subsidies for workers who lost their jobs because of the pandemic. The group came up with a 15-point Workers Jobs Agenda that outlines its calls for urgent action and priority legislation to address the rampant unemployment. It warned that without a clear direction and without putting the needs of workers at the forefront of policies, our entire economy could collapse when the workers who hold it up are left hungry and forgotten.
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    25 November 2020
    TUCP appeals for govt subsidy for laid-off workers
    THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Tuesday asked the government to increase subsidies for workers who lost their jobs because of the pandemic. The group came up with a 15-point Workers Jobs Agenda that outlines its calls for urgent action and priority legislation to address the rampant unemployment. It warned that without a clear direction and without putting the needs of workers at the forefront of policies, our entire economy could collapse when the workers who hold it up are left hungry and forgotten.
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    9 November 2020
    DOLE-7: Over 54T workers in CV displaced during pandemic
    CEBU CITY, Nov. 9 (PIA)-A total of 54,776 workers from 2,354 establishments in Central Visayas were displaced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was disclosed by Supervising Labor and Employment Officer Teresa Doria Tanquiamco of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) during the Dagyaw 2020 Virtual Open Townhall Meeting Usapang Lokal: Ugnayang Trabaho held Nov. 5, 2020.Tanquiamco said that based on the Displacement Monitoring Report, there were 100 establishments in the region that closed permanently as of Oct. 11, 2020, resulting in 1,922 displaced workers, while there were 529 establishments that closed temporarily and displaced workers totaling to 11,272. The establishments that closed temporarily will stop paying their workers in a span of six months, but if they still could not reopen after the six-month period
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    9 November 2020
    Magnegosyo Ta Day institutionalized
    TO ADDRESS the current gender inequality in the labor and economic sector in Davao City, the city government institutionalized a long-existing program, which aims to address the need of women to have a stable income especially amid the economic turmoil brought about by the pandemic. The Magnegosyo Ta, Day (MTD) program ordinance, which was passed by the 19th City Council in July this year as a specific economic program to help support women-initiated businesses, is one of the citys landmark ordinances. According to the ordinance, the MTD program will give loans and grants to marginalized grassroots rural women, unemployed women, victim-survivors of violence, trafficked and prostituted women, solo parents, displaced overseas workers, street vendors, and indigenous women from the 10 major tribes in the city.
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    4 November 2020
    DOLE to hire 5,000 workers in Catanduanes to clean streets and debris of Typhoon Rolly
    At least 5,000 workers from the province of Catanduanes will be benefit from the Department of Labor and Employments (DOLE) emergency employment program. On Tuesday, Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said this was in response to the appeal of Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua that they be included in the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Worker (TUPAD) program of DOLE. I will send an amount to hire at least 5,000 people to clean the streets and the debris of Typhoon Rolly, Bello said. Catanduanes was among the provinces, which suffered the most devastation from super typhoon Rolly. 1
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    29 October 2020
    Bill creating Dept of Overseas Filipino Workers has backing from House
    It will be easy sailing for the passage of a bill creating a Department of Overseas Filipino Workers in Congress, with the House of Representatives merely awaiting for the bicameral conference work on the bill said to be endorsed as urgent by President Duterte. Speaker Lord Allan Velasco assured Duterte of the Lower Houses support to the measure that will address the concerns of millions of OFWs, particularly the estimated 500,000 displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the Lower House has already passed on third and final reading its version of the bill. According to Velasco, the Lower Chamber approved House Bill No. 5832 or the Department of Filipinos Overseas (DFO) Act last March.
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